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Overview: Coach from Cardiff to Stansted

distanceDistance147 miles (237 km)
durationAverage coach duration5 h 52 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£23 (€26)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express

Coaches from Cardiff to Stansted cover the 147 miles (237 km) long trip taking on average 5 h 52 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this journey for as low as £20, but the average price of coach tickets is £23. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Stansted, London Stansted Airport.

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National Express between Cardiff and Stansted

For as little as £20 you can travel by coach between Cardiff and Stansted with National Express. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this journey.

National Express

National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance coach provider operating over 550 coaches per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates coach services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express coaches have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most coaches come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your coach between Cardiff and Stansted, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

  • Average Price: £20

National Express 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your coach from Cardiff to Stansted are the following:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

Buses from Cardiff to Stansted

Travellers between Cardiff and Stansted can catch a National Express bus to reach Stansted Airport to catch a flight. The fastest services take just under 5 hours from place to place and the first bus of the day leaves Cardiff at 1:00 a.m. Buses tend to run every hour during the daytime and every 2-3 hours during the evenings and at night. The last bus of the day leaves at around 11:00 p.m and all journeys involve changing buses at London Victoria Coach station. Overnight buses can take around 7 hours, arriving at Stansted Airport around 6:30 a.m.

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Coach to Stansted from Cardiff
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FAQs
How much do cheap coaches between Cardiff and Stansted cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap coach between Cardiff and Stansted for as little as £20  in the next 7 days.
How much is a coach ticket from Cardiff to Stansted?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a coach ticket to Stansted from Cardiff is £23  one way.
What is the distance to Stansted from Cardiff via coach?
The Cardiff to Stansted coach distance is approximately 147 miles (237 km).
What is the average Cardiff to Stansted coach duration?
On average the coach from Cardiff to Stansted duration is 5 h 52 min  for the 147 miles (237 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
Which coach station from Cardiff to Stansted do I depart from? Which Stansted coach station from Cardiff do I arrive in?

When taking the coach from Cardiff to Stansted, you can choose to depart from coach stations like Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, University and Cardiff, National Museum (Stop Rg). Your journey can end in coach stations such as Stansted, London Stansted Airport and London, Stansted Airport Coach Station.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Cardiff Central   and arrive in Stansted, London Stansted Airport.

Where do I find the Cardiff coach station to Stansted? Where is the Stansted coach station?

You can find the most popular departure coach station for this journey, Cardiff Central, located approximately 0.2 miles (425 m) from the city centre of Cardiff. The most popular arrival coach station in Stansted, called Stansted, London Stansted Airport, is located around 1.9 miles (3 km) away from its city centre.

Which coach companies can get me from Cardiff to Stansted?
Take the Cardiff to Stansted coach with National Express. However, it's always good to check out all possible coach companies for the journey to Stansted from Cardiff as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How far in advance should I buy a coach ticket between Cardiff and Stansted to get the best deals?
The price of a one way coach ticket from Cardiff to Stansted is on average £23 if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for coaches from all possible coach companies offering this route. In general, you can find coach tickets from Cardiff to Stansted available a few months in advance.